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Anthony Benezet

Anthony Benezet, born Antoine Bénézet, was an American abolitionist and educator who was active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the early American abolitionists, Benezet founded one of the world's first anti-slavery societies, the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage; the first public school for girls in North America; and the Negro School at Philadelphia, which operated into the nineteenth century. He was a vegetarian and... Read More

BornAntoine Bénézet
January 31, 1713
Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France
DiedMay 3, 1784 (aged 71)
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